“The newly opened World of Wine (WOW for short, and not a coincidence) is an entire district.  Here you will find seven museums—the signature Wine Experience museum is out to demystify the beverage—devoted to everything from cork to Porto’s history of fashion and fabrics, 12 restaurants and bars, and a Wine School for those who want to take a deeper dive. If you’d rather get closer to the source, or just admire the city’s architecture, Invictus Cruises offers a variety of trips along the Douro River, from a two-hour city cruise to a full-day tour deep into the heart of the vineyard-covered Douro Valley. And don’t miss Serralves, one of the finest contemporary art museums anywhere, surrounded by beautiful gardens.”

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